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Digital Inclusion Webinar #4: Ways to Have Fun with Technology

In this webinar, we explain the different ways you can have fun with your device including the uses of different apps such as social medias, exercise tracking, Youtube and more. This webinar is the final of four Digital Inclusion centred webinars facilitated by the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative (CCSATC) in collaboration with Be Connected. There are many things that you can do on your smart device, find out more by watching the 'Ways to Have Fun with Technology' webinar by clicking here

Category: Digital Inclusion

Added by CCSATC Admin Team · 2 months ago

Digital Inclusion Webinar #3: The Basics of Technology

In this webinar, we introduce the Basics of Technology. Technology discussed include the Desktop Computer, Laptop, Tablets and Smart Phone focusing on the structure and features of each device. This webinar is the third of four Digital Inclusion centred webinars facilitated by the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative (CCSATC) in collaboration with Be Connected. To watch 'The Basics of Technology' webinar, click here



Category: Digital Inclusion

Added by CCSATC Admin Team · 2 months ago

Digital Inclusion Webinar #2: Be Connected: How to Become Digitally Included

In this webinar, we explain how to register for Be Connected, and how the Learning Portal and Network can benefit you and/or members of your organisation who are looking to improve their digital skills. This webinar is the second of four Digital Inclusion centred webinars facilitated by the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative (CCSATC) in collaboration with Be Connected. To watch the 'Be Connected: How to Become Digitally Included' webinar, click here



Category: Digital Inclusion

Added by CCSATC Admin Team · 2 months ago

Digital Inclusion Webinar #1: How to Help Digitally Excluded People Become Digitally Included

In this webinar, we introduce resources that can assist you or someone you know on their journey to Digital Inclusion. This webinar is the first of four Digital Inclusion centred webinars facilitated by the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative (CCSATC) in collaboration with Be Connected. To watch the 'How to Help Digitally Excluded People Become Digitally Included' webinar, click here



Category: Digital Inclusion

Added by CCSATC Admin Team · 2 months ago

NDIA AT Strategy Paper

Author: NDIS

Published By: NDIS

Published On: October 2015; revised October 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was founded on a simple goal – to provide all Australians who are born with or acquire a permanent and significant disability before the age of 65 with the necessary supports to live a better life and one of inclusion. Advancements in technology will be crucial as the Agency works towards achieving this goal.

To read more please see attatched document

Category: NDIS

Added by CCSATC Admin Team · 1 year ago

Accelerating our Smart Transport Future

Author: NRMA 

Excerpt taken from the introduction of the paper

The NRMA’s Smart Transport Future, an internally produced document, identifies and examines the challenges that NSW and the ACT face over the next 15 years. These challenges include population growth in our cities at the expense of rural and regional areas, the corresponding impact of congestion on our roads and the economy, an ageing population and diminishing public resources – all factors that may limit the ability of government to invest in new road and transport infrastructure projects and adequately maintain the current road network. To this end, the paper examines how smart technology can keep NSW and the ACT moving.

The paper uses real world examples to demonstrate how global cities are successfully adopting smart transport technologies to prepare for the future. It also provides recommendations to government about how similar technologies and solutions could be implemented in NSW and the ACT to meet our future transport challenges today. NRMA’s recommendations contained within the paper encourages government to promote and adopt smart technologies across a range of areas, including autonomous vehicles, smart parking, managed motorways, mobility and electric vehicles. NRMA hopes that these recommendations will encourage the NSW and ACT Governments to continue to be proactive and adopt innovative solutions to solve our future transport challenges.

Given technology is rapidly evolving every day, it is assumed that many smart solutions identified within the paper will eventually be superseded. It is noted that this paper is not intended to be a definitive guide to all smart transport technologies, but aims to provide a snapshot of how current technology can be adopted to pave the way for a smart transport future. NRMA would like to acknowledge the assistance of Intel Australia in developing this paper by providing practical examples about how smart technologies are transforming mobility around the world.

Category: Future Trends & Possibilies Transport

Added by Elizabeth Dodd · 2 years ago

iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Author: Call Scotland


This 'wheel' of AAC Apps by Sally Millar and Gillian McNeill of CALL Scotland, provides a categorised guide to iPad Apps for people with complex communication support needs, who may need to use some form(s) of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

There are many hundreds of communication apps and deciding how to categorise them - never mind identifying the best fit to meet the needs of an individual user - is complicated. We define some Apps (from 12 o'clock round to 6) as potential full 'expressive' communication systems. Whether text and/or symbol based, these tend to be highly featured, and as a defining feature, include text to speech, a built-in symbol library, at least one or two sample pre-stored user vocabulary sets, and an onscreen message bar to allow for sentence/message building.

Other Apps (from 6 o'clock round to 9) are classed as more 'simple' forms of communication. These may provide basic, functional ways of expressing needs and making choices, or for recording news or stories. They contain limited, if any, starter content and will be customised for the user from 'bottom-up' using familiar photos and pictures, and recorded messages. Others may use the iPad to mirror and add speech output to particular low tech communication approaches such as PECS. Finally, many are useful for building basic vocabulary and language skills, receptively as much as expressively.

Users may use a 'set' of various Apps from different categories at different times - there is no single 'best' App.

Most Apps are controlled by direct touch, and many (but not all), will run under switch control within iOS 7 (onwards) Accessibility settings. A few were specifically designed for switch access and these are marked in this wheel with small red 's' (beside App icon).

The CALL Scotland AAC Apps wheel does not include every App available in each category. It shows Apps that CALL finds useful: reliable, relatively straightforward to use; reasonable/good value for money; and / or that stand out in their category for some reason.

The AAC Apps wheel was originally published as an A3 poster, but works equally well (only smaller!) as an A4 leaflet. The App names on the electronic version are 'clickable' links, taking you directly to more information about the individual App on the UK iTunes site.

iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs was last updated in June 2015

Revision changes

June 2016

Apps removed - AAC Ferret, EasySpeak HD, Autismate 365, Answers Yes/No, AAC 123

Apps added - Tools 2 Talk+, Totaltalk AAC, CoughDrop, AAC Speak, Snap Scene, iSpeak Button Series, Board Communicator, Early Language Screening Tool Bundle

January 2016

Tools 2 Talk is no longer available to purchase and has been removed from the wheel. We have added an 's' to Pictello, as switches can be configured for playing a story.

May 2015

There has been no change to the App categories, only to the Apps listed. The number of Apps has increased to 77, which includes Tool 2 Talk, a resource for creating and printing symbolised communication resources, detailed separately given the App type.

Category: Communication Mobile Technologies Smart AT General

Added by Elizabeth Dodd · 2 years ago

New Webinar Available: Harnessing Technology to Improve How Children with Cerebral Palsy Use Their Hands

Author:  CCSATC & David Hobbs

Published By:  CCSATC

Published on:  4 July, 2016

In this webinar, David Hobbs from Flinders University will discuss technologies that will enhance lives and in particular improve hand function of children with cerebral palsy.

Please follow the link below to access the webinar: 

Harnessing Technology to Improve How Children with Cerebral Palsy Use Their Hands 

Category: Videos

Added by Imogen Guiney · 2 years ago

Driving Mobility & Independence through the use of Smart Assistive Technology


Author:  CCSATC & ReWalk

Published By:  CCSATC

Published on:  21 April, 2016

In this webinar Kristee Shepherd and Genny Kroll-Rosen from ReWalk discuss the prevalence of spinal injuries and the role that Smart Assistive Technology can play for Service Providers and Consumers. The use of exoskeleton technology is highlighted in this webinar as well as demonstrations of this technology in deployment. The presenters also explore the economic impact and future possibilities of Smart Assistive Technologies in the area of mobility for those with spinal injuries.



Category: Mobility Videos

Added by Nathaniel Hickey · 2 years ago

New Webinar Available: SAL - A Nutrition-Related Technological Resource for Older Adults

In this webinar QUT Nutrition and Dietician Students on placement at Community Resourcing present their project on developing an appropriate nutrition-related technological resource for older adults. 

Alice Blakely, Sissy Mok and Hui Bing Lee used their community placement to focus on the innovative use of technology in the nutrition field to encourage healthy eating in participants through a mobile text messaging system named SAL. Upon discovering a lack of assistive technology within the area of nutrition and health, and particularly in an Australian context, the students aimed to close this gap. This project successfully displayed how smart assistive technology can enhance nutritional outcomes as well as the overall health and wellbeing of participants. 

Please follow the link below to access the webinar: 

SAL - A Nutrition-Related Technological Resource for Older Adults 

Category: Future Trends & Possibilies Mobility

Added by Lisa Kelly · 3 years ago